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Island Voices Stories from the West Indies

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ISBN-10: 0871402297

ISBN-13: 9780871402295

Edition: N/A

Authors: V. S. Naipaul, Andrew Salkey, Andrew Salkey

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The Caribbean area--a scattering of ethnic and racial groups with a history of colonialism and bloody attempts to assert nationhood--provides an exciting background for these tales of wit, melancholy, resentment, fantasy, and superstition. If the Caribbeans are searching for a "newness," a "cool upheaval of the spirit," as Salkey suggests in the introduction, then the writers gathered together here--from the outstanding such as V. S. Naipaul, Samuel Selvon, and John Hearne to the younger, little-known, and never before published--are true to this spirit.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 9/17/1970
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V. S.) Naipaul was born on August 17, 1932. He was born of Hindu parents in Trinidad. V. S. Naipaul was educated at Oxford University and has lived in Great Britain since 1950. With an exile's sensibility, Naipaul's writing is concerned with both the West Indies of his childhood and his strong identification with India. A House for Mr. Biswas (1961), his most well-known work, solidified his reputation as a novelist. It tells the tragicomic story of the search for independence and identity of a Brahmin Indian living in Trinidad. Naipaul's work, even when he appears to be analyzing a picturesque character, is really an analysis of the entire society of Trinidad. The…